On November 26, the government of Ecuador announced the establishment of the Puerto Cabuyal-Punta San Clemente Marine Protected Area. The new area covers an area of 322,292 acres (130,427 ha) that extend from Punta Ballena in Jama to Punta San Clemente in the Sucre canton.
The reserve will contribute to the conservation of several iconic and endangered species. The abundance of hatchlings and juveniles of hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) demonstrated that the area constitutes a fundamental breeding area for this species.
You can read more about Puerto Cabuyal-Punta San Clemente through the link below and right-clicking to translate to English if using Google Chrome.
As part of the area’s creation, Andes Amazon Fund, along with other organizations, are committed to funding its management. Congratulations to the government of Ecuador, the Ministry of Environemnt, Water and Ecological Transition and AAF grantee Conservation International-Ecuador.